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Culkin stars in Orange cinema ad — Macaulay Culkin is to appear in the next Orange Film Board cinema ad, with the Home Alone star styled as a death row inmate. The latest in the long-running Orange cinema campaign, created by the agency Mother London, features the fictional Orange Film Board executive Mr Dresden and his assistant Elliot persuading Culkin that his prison drama needs to be overhauled with some Home Alone slapstick.

Tesla has no plans to disable autopilot mode as third recent crash is revealed — Another accident involving Tesla's autopilot system has been reported, this time in Montana when a Model X veered off the road and hit a post. Early Sunday morning on a highway near Whitehall, a Tesla veered off to the right into a wooden guardrail, according to the Detroit Free Press, stopping the car before it left the road.

Tesla under investigation by SEC after fatal crash involving autopilot, report says — The US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Tesla failed to disclose to investors a lethal crash involving its autopilot technology. According to the Wall Street Journal, the SEC is scrutinizing whether the incident was "material" information that Tesla should have disclosed in a formal regulatory filing, though one source reportedly said the investigation may not lead to any kind of enforcement by the agency.

The royal website: Now with Queen-tracker map and corgi updates — Roll out the digital bunting and the red pixel carpets; today is the day the royal family's official website gets a revamp. I first stumbled on the official royal family website back in 2004 when I wanted to track down a good chronology of kings and queens.

Privacy Shield deal lets US tech firms transfer European customers' data again — Governments across the European Union have finally given the green light to a new deal on how consumer data must be transferred with the United States, ending months of delay caused by concern over US surveillance. Privacy Shield, the new commercial data transfer pact, was provisionally agreed by the EU and the US in February 2016 and will come into effect on Tuesday.

BBC radio presenter Sam Mason sacked for turban remarks — The BBC has dismissed a local radio presenter in Bristol after she made "completely unacceptable comments" about Asian cab drivers. Sam Mason, who hosted an afternoon show on BBC Radio Bristol, called a taxi for her 14-year-old daughter - while off-air - asking them not to send an Asian driver because "a guy with a turban might freak her out".

Periscope abusive live comments to be voted in or out by viewers — Periscope, Twitter's live video streaming service, is experimenting with using a "flash jury" of users to decide whether abusive commenters deserve to be blocked from the site. The feature is one of the more inventive ways to tackle abusive comments, a problem which is particularly hard to manage on a platform where all comments are overlaid on a live broadcast and sometimes even over the face of the broadcaster.

Rafat Ali: from blogs to riches — Rafat Ali sounds exhausted, but reassures me that he's extremely happy that six years of what always appears to be sleeplessly obsessive, high quality news coverage has paid off. His baby, ContentNext, has just been bought by Guardian News and Media for a mystery sum.

Apple invests $1bn in Didi Chuxing, China's Uber rival — Apple has invested $1bn in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing, in a move Apple chief executive Tim Cook said would help the company better understand the critical Chinese market. The investment comes as Apple is trying to reinvigorate sales in China, its second-largest market.

Facebook, Apple and Amazon to lobby next president over tech worker visas — Facebook, Apple, Amazon and a host of top technology companies are planning to publicly urge the next US president to support a swathe of new regulation that would make it easier for them to hire highly skilled workers for overseas, Reuters reports.
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Jul 22, 2016

@benhammersley How sad it that?! Politely suggest they put their phones down?

Jul 22, 2016

US Olympic committee bullying unofficial sponsors who use hashtags 

Jul 22, 2016

Mike you are a funny fucker at the best of times, but I think you may have surpassed yourself with this MASTERPIECE 

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